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    Give It to Me Straight: Five Words That Are Overused in the Office

    In a recent article, Inc. published the Top 31 Buzzwords That Employees Truly Hate. We wanted to take a deep dive into our five favorites. Let’s unpack. 

    Remote or In-Office: Does One Promote More Innovation Than the Other?

    The New York Times asked if chance meetings at the office boost innovation? Even going as far to suggest that the office stifles innovation.

    Measure Your Innovation Capability

    When it comes to awareness of innovation capabilities and gaps, you need hard numbers. Nottingham Spirk is a practitioner of the Innovation 360 InnoSurvey.

    Thaw the ‘frozen middle’ of leadership for creativity to flow

    To become more innovative, organizations need to encourage creative thinking and risk taking to thaw the "frozen middle" management.

    Empower Teams with Purpose

    To encourage creative, innovative thinking, we have learned to create small, multidisciplinary empowered teams for every project.

    Don't stifle cognitive diversity in the workplace

    Learn why it's so important to champion cognitive diversity in the workplace from the innovation experts at Nottingham Spirk.

    The Power of Culture and Leadership: Boston's 2018 World Series Win

    We believe that empathy in leadership establishes a winning culture, and this approach is evident in Alex Cora, manager of the World Series champions.

    Seize the Moment Between Meetings, That's When Ideas Take Shape 

    We like GM's policy of no looking at smartphones on the way to a meeting. We find ideas often take shape in the moments between meetings.

    A little empathy goes a long way–and trust goes even farther

    At Nottingham Spirk we understand that innovation requires risk, so our workplace culture cultivates empathy and trust to encourage creativity.

    Boundary Crossing with The Marvel Method

    We find Vulture.com's profile of Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee and the so-called Marvel Method an intriguing glimpse into the process of innovation.

    New Year: Resolve to Innovate More in 2017

    In the new year, companies can resolve to innovate, break old habits and be more productive. Here are our top suggestions to maximize innovation potential.

    MIT Sloan: Working Together Management

    Bill Nottingham attended an MIT Sloan workshop led by Senior Lecturer Douglas Ready, and picked up some new perspectives on assembling creative teams.

    Millennials Are Changing Corporate Structure — for the Better

    This article describes how millennials in the workplace are changing corporate structure and management style.

    Freedom and Responsibility Culture

    We addressed this troubling trend with a solution that matches our “freedom and responsibility” culture, by establishing a DPTO policy.

    The "open office" trend is not a one-size-fits-all solution for innovation

    Pixar’s success was very much on our minds when we established our Innovation Center in a grand former church in 2005.

    Maintaining The Culture of Creativity

    Nottingham Spirk’s Vertical Innovation process relies on a flat management structure and a team-based approach to projects.

    Create a Culture of Innovation

    Nottingham & Spirk provide practical advice on how companies can foster a culture of innovation that engages employees and delivers compelling results.